Proskills UK Group is very pleased to announce the launch its newest subsidiary, a brand new Awarding Organisation with a difference: Occupational Awards Ltd (OAL).

The newest member of the Proskills UK Group has launched its new website today. OAL is a regulated Awarding Organisation and will be providing qualifications development, delivery and certification services for a range of industries.

Andy Challis, OAL General Manager, said

“I am delighted that Occupational Awards Ltd has achieved full regulated status as an Awarding Organisation. We can now start providing qualifications for learners to develop the skills they need to find new careers or climb their way up the ladder. We are committed to working with our networks of employers and training providers to provide a flexible and quality assured service that will lead to truly excellent qualifications. Take a look at our fantastic new website and let us know what you think.”

Lisa Williamson, OAL Responsible Officer said

“Our first qualifications in Wood and Furniture are now live and we’re looking forward to working with our newly approved centres so they can begin working with employers to deliver these. We’ve got a lot more qualifications in the pipeline, so watch this space for more news very soon. If you’re an employer or training provider and have identified a need for qualifications that is not being met or you just want to begin working with a regulated Awarding Organisation with a difference, please do get in touch and we’ll help you find the right solution.”

Jonathan Ledger, CEO of Proskills UK Group said

“The Proskills UK Group has supported thousands of employers with vocational qualifications and skills development over the past decade and in doing so, has enabled many more thousands of employees gain certificated workplace skills. The addition of Occupational Awards Limited as an Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation to its portfolio completes the first class skills offer that we have available to employers and learners.

OAL will work closely with employers, colleges and training providers to deliver high impact qualifications which are needed to support improved employee performance and business growth. The Proskills UK Group is not the same organisation you might have once thought…we’ve grown and developed to become a world-class skills champion and if you want to be part of that, we look forward to welcoming you on board. ”